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Seated Shakyamuni Buddha

Seated Shakyamuni Buddha

c. 120 CE

Description

This early form of the Buddha image depicts him seated on an altar under the Bodhi tree. A coiled topknot of hair and elongated earlobes refer to his life as a prince when he wore a turban and heavy earrings. Behind his head is a solar disk, like a halo, and lions on the throne indicate the spreading of his teachings in all four directions.
  • ?–1970
    (Stendahl Art Gallery, LA, Los Angeles, CA, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1970–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Lee, Sherman E. "The Year in Review for 1970." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 58, no. 2 (1971): 22-71. Mentioned: no. 173, p. 71; Reproduced: no. 173, p. 46 www.jstor.org
    Dwivedi, Vinod P. “Mathura Art in the Museums of the United States of America.” Journal of Indian Museums, 1973, pp. 25–26. Mentioned and Reproduced: pp. 25-26, fig. 1
    Czuma, Stanislaw. “Mathura Sculpture in the Cleveland Museum Collection.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, vol. 64, no. 3, 1977, pp. 83–114. Mentioned and Reproduced: p. 97, fig. 24; p. 98, fig. 25 25152680
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 289 archive.org
    Moore, Janet Gaylord. The Eastern Gate: An Invitation to the Arts of China and Japan. Cleveland: Collins, 1979. Mentioned and Reproduced: p. 34
    Czuma, Stanislaw J., and Rekha Morris. Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art in cooperation with Indiana University Press, 1985. Mentioned and Reproduced: cat. no. 13, p. 66
    Pal, Pratapaditya. A Pot-Pourri of Indian Art. Bombay: Marg Publications, 1988. Mentioned and Reproduced: p. 7, fig. 8
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1991. Reproduced: p. 15 archive.org
  • Year in Review: 1970. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 10-March 7, 1971).
    Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 13, 1985-January 5, 1986).
    Buddha. Tobu Museum of Art (April 11-June 28, 1998); Nara National Museum (July 11-August 30, 1998); Nagoya City Art Museum (September 9-October 11, 1998).
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